Recreational marijuana retailers in Massachusetts are slated to open shop in the near future. And with the prospects of legal weed on the immediate horizon, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is spreading the word that weed will not be tolerated on campus.
No Weed at UMass Amherst
Massachusetts is one of the newest states to legalize recreational marijuana. And while there is still no product on shelves yet, things are getting close.
In particular, one of the first weed shops scheduled to open is in Northampton. Importantly, Northampton is located near UMass Amherst. In fact, it’s only a short drive to get from campus to the dispensary.
And that has some school and city officials worried. For starters, local authorities are worried that the roads between Northampton and Amherst will see a huge increase in traffic.
This fear is apparently founded in the idea that there will be so many students traveling to the dispensary that the highways will become congested.
Beyond that, officials at UMass Amherst are making it clear that although recreational marijuana is legal in the state, it is still not allowed on the campus of UMass Amherst.
The university recently launched an aggressive information campaign about